NetMundial 2014
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NetMundial 2014

April 23-24, the global internet community will gather in São Paulo, Brazil to discuss the future of the internet. Access guides you through all you need to know for the upcoming meeting.

Your passport to internet governance »
Who’s leading the race to real NSA reform?
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Who’s leading the race to real NSA reform?

Four proposals on NSA reform have garned the most attention: the White House, USA FREEDOM Act, the House Intelligence Proposal, and the Senate Intelligence Proposal, but only one brings us closest to the International Principles on the Application of Human Rights to Communications Surveillance.

USA FREEDOM Act tops the leaderboard »
Spotlight on Internet Governance 2014
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Spotlight on Internet Governance 2014

2014 is set to be a critical year for change, with key meetings that have the potential to push the needle on much needed global internet governance reform.

Part One of the WSIS Review »
The E.U. takes an important step
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The E.U. takes an important step

European Parliament voted on the Telecoms Single Market proposal, a major legislative achievement protecting net neutrality that will have a crucial impact on how European users experience the internet for generations.

Towards real net neutrality »
Turkish government declared war on the open internet
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Turkish government declared war on the open internet

They are trying to kill the internet in Turkey. Again. First Twitter, and now YouTube is blocked in Turkey leaving 10 million without access. The government is silencing the internet at a time when Turkey needs more transparency, not less.

Tell PM Erdogan to unblock the internet »
Peligra la libertad de expresión en internet en México
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Peligra la libertad de expresión en internet en México

Freedom of expression in Mexico is in danger. In the past three years, we've seen a sharp escalation on the infringement of digital rights from the targeting of bloggers to domain censorship. It's time to unite with thousands of Mexican activists and protect free speech on the internet.

¡Ya basta México! »
Brazil’s Congress approves the Marco Civil!
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Brazil’s Congress approves the Marco Civil!

The vote passes on the heels of the Web´s 25th anniversary and Sir Tim Berners-Lee's call for a "Magna Carta" of the internet that would comprehensively protect human rights online. Brazil is the first country in the world to hear that call.

A bill of internet rights for Brazil »
Sign the People’s Principles: End Mass Surveillance
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Sign the People’s Principles: End Mass Surveillance

Digital surveillance by world governments knows no bounds. Sign your name to the 'Necessary and Proportionate' Principles, and we'll deliver your petition to the United Nations, world leaders, and other policymakers who need to hear the voice of the people demanding an end to mass surveillance and a restoration of our human rights.

Sign the petition »

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